James Kent Rittenhouse

Aug. 1, 1942 – July 15, 2017

OSAGE CITY — James Kent Rittenhouse, Hanston, died July 15, 2017, at Osage City. He was 74.

He was born Aug. 1, 1942, at Great Bend, the son of N. James and Grace McNabney Rittenhouse. He grew up on the family farm northeast of Hanston, and graduated from Hanston High School in 1960, before attending college at Kansas State University and Fort Hays State University.

Betty Pressgrove

June 11, 1925 – July 14, 2017

OSAGE CITY — Betty Pressgrove died Friday, July 14, 2017, at Peterson Nursing Home, Osage City. She was 92.

She was born June 11, 1925, at Barclay, the only daughter of Louis and Gladys Walker Thompson. She grew up around Osage City, lived north of Lyndon for several years and had been back in Osage City since 2012.

She worked for a short time at Hallmark Cards in Osage City, and was a homemaker most all of her life. She attended the Osage City United Methodist Church.

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Raymond W. Fisher

Feb. 11, 1952 – July 8, 2017

READING — Raymond William Fisher, Reading, passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday, July 8, 2017. He was 65.

He was born Feb. 11, 1952, at Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa, the son of Raymond Alfred and Elsie Hiemstra Fisher. He attended rural schools in Mahaska County and graduated from Fremont, Iowa, High School in 1970.

Philip J. Davis

Dec. 8, 1928 – July 5, 2017

OSAGE CITY — Philip J. Davis, Burlingame, died Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at Peterson Health Center, Osage City. He was 88.

He was born Dec. 8, 1928, at Melvern, the son of Philip and Bertha Cass Davis. He retired from the State of Kansas as a stationary boiler fireman at the Youth Center in Topeka.

He enjoyed fishing, square dancing and clogging. He was a member of the Kountry Kuzzins Square Dancers and the Sunflower State Cloggers.

7 tasty ideas to add flavor without salt

By Cheryl Mussatto MS, RD, LD

We’ve all been told to cut back on our sodium intake to control high blood pressure or hypertension, a chronic condition affecting around 29% or 70 million American adults. Good advice but much easier said than done. Hidden sodium or salt pops up in all kinds of food least expected. From frozen meals, breads, canned and boxed goods, it seems like it’s everywhere.

David R. Blex

April 21, 1954 – July 5, 2017

TOPEKA — David R. Blex, loving father, brother and friend, passed away July 5, 2017, at Midland Hospice Care, Topeka. He was 63.

He was born April 21, 1954, at Emporia, the son of Don and Betty Roberts Blex. He held a deep love for his home community of Miller and served on the volunteer fire department for many years.

Tracy Dean Ullery

June 27, 1966-July 6, 2017
Tracy Dean Ullery, 51, Overbrook, passed away from complications from cancer on Thursday, July 6, 2017, at a Topeka hospital.
He was born June 27, 1966, at Topeka, KS, the son of George Dale and Joyce (Rowe) Ullery. He graduated from Santa Fe Trail High School in 1984.
Tracy's passion was driving semi-trucks. He started his driving career after he finished truck driving school shortly after high school. Tracy was a dedicated long time employee and truck driver for the Ottawa Cooperative in Overbrook.

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